Category: Resources

17 October

Perhaps the occurrence of downtime is more common on the reserve side of the Marine Corps than it is on Active Duty – I will be better equipped to know the answer to that in a year when I receive my Active Duty orders – but as a junior enlisted Marine I felt that I […]

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16 October

Ahhh! There is nothing quite like a deployment or PCS to get the stress level going! The memories of a bad move can stay with you forever. A yearlong deployment can put a strain on a military marriage for years to come. These staples of military life can leave you feeling that you have little […]

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15 October

There’s a hiring fair happening somewhere near you. Fed up with the lack of results from your current job-search approach, you decide to go. At the career fair, you approach a booth, shake hands with the representative of the company and then have no idea what to say.  Is that scenario familiar?  Universally, this is […]

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14 October

Current and former service members are in many ways the ideal loan recipients, mortgage experts say. “We know the veteran for the most part is someone who’s going to be reliable, disciplined and has the ethos of, ‘I have an obligation and I’m going to take care of it,’” said Tom Lynch, executive chairman of […]

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11 October

Introverts tend to have tremendous powers of concentration, enabling them to dig deep and work in happy solitude for long periods of time. But in today’s fast-paced workplace, challenges abound. After being bombarded by a constant stream of emails, distractions, and external stimulation, introverts may find themselves feeling frazzled and losing focus. By blocking distractions […]

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10 October

Military members and veterans move more than almost anyone else in the country. No doubt some of those moves involve the decision to buy a home; and what do we love the most when it comes to complex processes that involve high stress? That’s right, checklists. Here’s my checklist of the 5 basic things you […]

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09 October

Lorinda Stahley’s job as an emergency room nurse in Florida is a far cry from her old military specialty, directing helicopters and keeping meticulous records from her vantage point in the flight tower as an air traffic controller. At least — it used to be. But when she arrived at the AdventHealth Orlando hospital in 2014, she […]

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08 October

If you’re looking to get your life organized this year, why not start with the family dinner table? Military families often have unpredictable schedules with service members working late or odd hours, if they are home at all. Meal planning is one way to keep a consistent routine in place and give you some sense of control in the midst […]

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07 October

Military families have unique travel opportunities—whether it is during a long PCS move, an overseas duty station, or an annual visit to see family. When planned correctly, these trips can be fun and affordable. However, there are costly mistakes to avoid for military travel. Tips for traveling as a military family Always get traveler’s insurance. There […]

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04 October

Beginning a new exercise or activity routine can seem daunting – especially if you were in the service where physical activity was part of your every day routine. Whether time has slipped away and a few years of inactivity have caught up with you or a fitness plan is completely new, you can approach this in such […]

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